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Ivette E. Martínez S.

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+507 6614-3582

Prime Time Business Tower, 20th floor, office # 2007,

La Rotonda Ave., Costa del Este, Panama City,

Republic of Panama


  • University of Panama, Summa Cum Laude (1993) 

  • Fordham University, New York, LL.M. in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law, Cum Laude (1996) 

  • Fulbright Scholar at Fordham Law School (1995-1996) 

  • Salmon P. Chase Memorial Prize, Fordham Law School (1996)


  • Panama Bar Association

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • Association of Fulbright Scholars of Panama

  • Junior Achievement Advisor (2002)

  • Arbitrator of the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Panama (2002)

  • Arbitrator of the Conflict Resolution Center (CESCON)

  • Mentor of Women in the Profession (WIP), Panama chapter

  • Associate member of the Association of Corporate Directors of Panama, member of the Board of Directors (2022-2024)

  • Instituto de Gobierno Corporativo de Panama (IGCP) and member of the Executive Committee (2020-2021)

  • Asociación Panameña de Traductores e Intérpretes (APTI)

  • Association of Corporate Secretaries of Latin America (ASCLA)

  • Licensed Mediator in Reorganization Proceedings



  • Spanish and English Certified Translator and Certified Examiner of Spanish and English Translators.

Ivette E. Martínez S. is a Panamanian counsel with more than 25 years of legal practice, primarily focused on advising international and domestic clients interested in the areas of Public Bidding and Government Contracting; Corporate and Commercial Law; Contracts; Administrative Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Energy & Hydrocarbons; Insurance and Reinsurance; Telecommunications; Banking; Financial Transactions and Securities.

Ivette’s legal expertise as a leading lawyer in Panama has been recognized by the most reputable global legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners Latin America, Chambers & Partners Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), among others. For several years, Ivette has been invited to contribute to the most relevant international specialized publications on sophisticated finance and corporate issues.

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